US President Donald Trump jumped in between the ongoing tussle between Elon Musk and authorities in California’s Alameda County and took on his Twitter account to tweet, “California should let Tesla & Elon Musk open the plant, NOW.”
Tesla’s car assembly plant in Fremont was ordered to suspend its operations in March to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Elon Musk is aggressively against the idea of suspension of the operations in the plant and he has been asking for shutters to be up once again.
Meanwhile, the US President Donald Trump backed Elon Musk’s demand to open the plant once again. He tweeted his desire and noted that reopening can be done “Fast & Safely”.
Appreciating to this support, Musk replied a ‘Thank you!”.
Trump’s support on Twitter would come in the court of Elon Musk who has reportedly been in talks with Tesla Governor Greg Abbott to move the plant in the Lone Star state.
“I’ve had the opportunity to talk to Elon Musk and he’s genuinely interested in Texas and genuinely frustrated with California,” said Abbott.
The Fremont plant after being inactive for weeks was a hustle and bustle of activity on Tuesday.
According to the local media, many plant workers were seen driving in and out of the premises with their trucks rolling in and out.
However, the county’s health officials once again clarified that the plant cannot operate without their approval.
While there has been no comment from local authorities on either Musk’s reported talks with Texas, his courting arrest or Trump’s backing of the Tesla CEO, California Governor Gavin Newsom may now feel the pressure to let businesses and manufacturing facilities resume work.